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  • Cloud-based business management company ECi Software Solutions acquired Lasso Data Systems, a provider of cloud-based CRM software for new home marketing and sales. The deal closed on December 6 and terms were not disclosed.  Lasso’s product suite includes a CRM solution built exclusively for the homebuilding industry, including lead management, automated engagement and follow-up... more »
  • Renewal by Andersen LLC announced it reached a historic milestone in that the Renewal by Andersen plant in Cottage Grove, Minn., is now sourcing 100 percent solar energy for its operations. Andersen Corporation, parent company to Renewal by Andersen, signed subscription agreements in 2016 to join Xcel Energy’s Minnesota Solar Rewards Community, which entitles the company to receive a credit... more »
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems is a major sponsor of the inaugural NYC Winter Lantern Festival at Snug Harbor on Staten Island. The five-week event, which runs Wednesday to Sunday evenings through Jan. 6, 2019, is an outdoor seven-acre cultural celebration featuring holiday light displays and traditional Asian performing arts, as well as interactive exhibits.   “Crystal is proud to... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc. hosted the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce’s Manufacturers’ Council event “Developing the Workforce Pipeline” on Nov. 28. The meeting is the latest initiative of the Manufacturers’ Council, which focuses on developing the workforce pipeline within this critical industry sector in Connecticut.   “Manufacturing is imperative to our... more »
  • Canadian window and door manufacturer Stage Windows recently implemented FeneTech’s fenetech.com FeneVision ERP solution as its software system. Formed by a group of industry veterans, Stage Windows manufactures custom windows and doors for dealers and distributors operating in the North American replacement markets and developed a window system with unique features to meet the upcoming... more »
  • The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited CGI Windows and Doors, owned by PGT Innovations Inc., for machine guarding hazards after an employee suffered a partial finger amputation while operating an unguarded punch press. The company faces $398,545 in fines, including the maximum amount allowed by law for the violations that can cause life-altering injury.    Other... more »
  • Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc., parent company of Therma-Tru Doors, among others, partnered with City Colleges of Chicago to create a new Skilled Trades Scholarship. The first group of 14 recipients are pursuing degrees or certificates across construction management and carpentry, plumbing and HVAC.   “As labor constraints continue in the construction market, we hope to... more »
  • Roto Frank of America Inc. sponsored and attended the third annual A Starry Night Gala, a benefit for Camp Hazen YMCA located in Chester, Connecticut. Gina Lorenzetti, Roto Frank of America’s Marketing Communications Specialist, attended the event.   This is the Hazen’s only fundraising event and all proceeds directly help to keep the camp affordable for 900 children and teens... more »
  • Soft-Lite Windows launched a new website dedicated to educating consumers about Energy Star-certified windows and doors. The new site focuses exclusively on the Energy Star Windows & Doors program, and is designed to be an informative, educational center for consumers instead of a sales-oriented website.   The site encompasses an overview of the Energy Star program, explains the benefits... more »
  • View Inc. is developing several smart building solutions to further its vision of creating environments that are more intelligent, connected and personalized, including its recent release, View SmartProtect. In addition, View entered into a partnership with Microsoft to leverage Azure IoT services. View SmartProtect smart window-based building security solution automatically and instantaneously... more »